San Jose Mercury: Consider some of Berkeley's signature protests. Legions of students sitting in for free speech. Citizen activists fighting to keep People's Park for the people. Tree-sitters giving voice to a grove of whispering oaks outside Memorial Stadium. Another one — with the requisite components of activism, occupation and principled outrage — has been raging quietly at the corner of … Read More
Preliminary internal data shows that the Postal Service did not meet even its lower targets for first-class mail during the first seven weeks of 2015, with letters that are supposed to take three days (and four or five days if they’re headed to Alaska or Hawaii) arriving on time just 54 percent to 63 percent of the time. The numbers show that for … Read More
Chelsea Now: No one knows the ultimate fate of a treasured local post office — but at least the concerned parties were sent two letters of intent. The sale of the air rights and a portion of historic Old Chelsea Station (217 W. 18th St. btw 7th & 8th Aves.) is moving forward as the United States Postal Services (USPS) … Read More
The historic post office in York, PA, has just been sold by one developer to another. In August 2013, York businessman Themi Sacarellos bought the post office from the Postal Service for $350,000. It had been assessed at $1,480,440, and it was initially listed at $800,000. The USPS-CBRE Properties for Sale website currently lists it at $650,000 and "sold." After … Read More
There's a new Facebook page called "Ours: America's Post Offices." It posts links to articles about the Postal Service, and encourages readers to post photos of their post office with a note about what it means to you and your community. Several great post office photos have already been posted. Visit the page here.
The USPS OIG has just released a new report on “Modes of Delivery and Customer Engagement with Advertising Mail.” According to the report, which is based on a survey of 5,000 households, “Advertising mail delivered to a recipient’s door generates higher “read and response” rates than advertising mail delivered to the curbside or a neighborhood cluster box. Door delivery customers … Read More